- croatian automaker rimac is sharing details of homologation testing for its electric hypercar, the c_two, with this crash-test video.
- also this week, the company received an additional investment from porsche, which now holds 15.5 percent of rimac; porsche is interested in the startup's electrification technology.
- want to see more? next time you're in croatia, rimac offers factory tours to the public.
when you get up in the morning and produce a fully electric hypercar with a claimed top speed of 258 mph, you better make sure it's got the proper certification before letting customers strap in. the croatian electric supercar upstart, to continue its open-door policy of letting its fans and customers watch the production process each step of the way, has launched a video showing testing for part of its global homologation.
once rimac completes the long and expensive process of meeting global safety and quality certifications, it can sell this 1888-hp hypercar anywhere ford, gm, nissan, or porsche can sell their cars worldwide. it's a big push because rimac has already marketed the c_two as a car that’s both street and track friendly; not putting it through global homologation tests would mean it would be a track-only car for customers in the united states.
rimac has already received support from porsche and hyundai. porsche ramped up its investment to a 15.5 percent share today, interested in rimac's electric and autonomous-vehicle tech and looking to expand their cooperation in battery technology. in may, hyundai backed rimac with $90 million to develop hyundai’s first high-performance ev.
rimac is estimating customer deliveries of the c_two will start in 2020.